|[March 19, 2013]
ACCESS Integrates Its NetFront Browser NX with Broadcom Set-Top Box Chipsets and Demos Lightning Fast HTML5 Rendering Speeds at TV Connect
OBERHAUSEN, Germany --(Business Wire)--
CO., LTD today announced that its lightning quick TV-centric HTML5
Browser NX™ 3.0, is making its European debut at TV Connect (Stand
127, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, 19 - 21 March, 2013). ACCESS
will also demonstrate important new features of the browser, such as
enhanced YouTube (News - Alert) Leanback HTML5 functionality, expanded set-top box and
TV chip support and seamless sharing of content and UIs from the PVR
with other connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and set-top
ACCESS will also be showing expanded set-top box (STB) and TV chip
support, following the integration of NetFront Browser NX with STB and
TV chipsets from Intel and Broadcom (News - Alert). NetFront Browser NX has been
optimized to maximize hardware acceleration; this combined with its
support for advanced HTML5 functionality enables the ACCESS browser to
demonstrate lightning quick video rendering speeds when ported to STB
NetFront Browser NX is a WebKit based browser designed to support HTML5,
the language of TV's future* which will be demonstrated running advanced
TV UIs and supporting remote control features for YouTube Leanback.
The on stand demonstrations will include the sharing of PVR
functionality and control with mobile devices in the home, such as
smartphones and tablets. This is enabled through NetFront Browser NX UI
being shared with a wide range of devices that utilize the Remote User
Interface capabilities of NetFront Living Connect™, ACCESS' award
winning DLNA Technology Component™ solution. This important use case
enables operators to deploy multiscreen while retaining control over
branding and the consumer experience.
"Visitors to TV Connect will be able to see demos that show how our
NetFront Browser is a key enabler for operators looking to deploy HTML5
to make the most of the industry's migration to multiscreen," said
Kiyoyasu Oish, Chairman and CEO, ACCESS Europe.
"Visitors to ACCESS' stand will witness first-hand the blistering speed
that enables advanced UIs to be delivered by NetFront Browser alongside
advanced YouTube Leanback and PVR experience sharing. This makes for an
entertaining and exciting remote user interface demo that shares the PVR
experience throughout the home, demonstrating why HTML5 running on
NetFront Browser NX is the best route for operators looking to retain
control of the consumer experience while providing users with the
multiscreen media sharing they increasingly expect," concluded Oishi.
NetFront Browser NX
The solution is a WebKit-based, platform-independent HTML5 browser with
lightning fast rendering speed that now supports CSS (News - Alert) 3D Transforms, CSS
Filter and CSS writing-mode, along with Canvas, and delivers the most
up-to-date Web experience based on HTML5. By supporting key multiscreen
building blocks such as Web Socket alongside HTML5 RUI, NetFront Browser
NX 3.0 provides service and user interface (UI) discovery,
inter-application communication and barrier-free multiscreen UIs,
enabling TV operators and device manufacturers to deliver intuitive UIs
and services seamlessly to multiple devices in the connected home
* To download a copy of the ACCESS HTML5 whitepaper, 'HTML5: The
Language of TV's Future', visit http://mediapilot.access-company.com/html5-whitepaper-download.html
Note to editors:
If you would like to meet with an ACCESS spokesperson at TV Connect,
please contact Sally Douglas of Platform PR: email@example.com,
(T) +44 (0)20 7486 4900.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology,
software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones,
wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS'
product portfolio including its NetFront™ series provides customers with
solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and
customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront™ Life as a
global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional
information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com.
The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and
affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on
the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers' Index under the number 4813. For more
information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.
© 2013 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
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trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other
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